Author. Story Consultant. Activst.

How do we make the world a better place?

Being an author means I spend a lot of time in the mind of my characters. How my characters deal with their reality is a reflection of how I deal with my own. Figuring out how my characters save their world also makes me wonder how I could save ours. Granted, I'm just one person. But in this information age all it takes is one good idea and together we can do anything.

If more people could see past what makes us different, and embrace what makes us all the same, the world would be better off. If humanity had more tolerance for gender differences, race and sexual identities, the world would be a better place. We’re all humans, connected, trying to do the best we can on this little planet we call Earth. Time is short and there's a long road ahead. Ideologies divide us. Religions divide us. Greed divides us. Finding the common ground is the answer. So how can one person make a difference?

Charity: The first step towards a better world.

How can one person make a difference? Unfortunately, we live in a world where we have to chase money. In many cases, money is needed to solve real world problems. I don't believe in handouts, but I do believe in handups; that's where charity comes in. If you don't have money to donate to a cause you believe in, then donate time with volunteer work or community service. Teach a class, or help someone learn a trade. Do something good for someone then pay it forward, tell them to do good things for others. Every little bit helps. Granted, in order for this all to work you do have to care about yourself and humanity in the first place. As we've discovered here in the early 21st century there are still billions of people out there who aren't too bright. Their lack of education makes them scared and full of hate. If the world gets smarter the world will get better. In order to create a better world, we have to give up the idea of hopes and prayers and work towards policy, change and charity work.

If you've purchased any of my books you've helped me donate to a charity I hold dear, Operation Smile

Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other dental and facial conditions. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care.

A portion of my book sales go to this charity and have raised over $500+ so far. So, a continued heartfelt thanks to my family, friends and fans for supporting my writing and helping change the world in the process.